Storm the Gods and Shake the Universe
May 25 – June 22, 2023 – FORM The Good Shed Gallery in Claremont.
FORM Building a State of Creativity in partnership with The Farm Margaret River presents new works by Australian and international artists that explore nature’s ultimate revenge in response to the urgent ecological crisis facing Western Australia’s South West region. The exhibition features new and old collaborations by Perth-based sculptor Susan Flavell and I, with dramaturge Sian Murphy and a cross-section of WA musicians & performers.
Amos Roach & the Six Seasons Orchestra
An ongoing collaboration with Amos Roach, an acclaimed musician, dancer, director, and Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara & Ngarrindjeri man. Our project focuses on First Nations Music, heritage understanding, and didgeridoo technique. Amos is mentoring me in performing and composing a collection of First Nations songs, as well as refining my skills with the trombone through the borrowing of didgeridoo techniques. The project will culminate in a series of duets for didgeridoo and trombone, with Amos and me as the performers. As part of our collaboration, I will also perform alongside Amos in a variety of other settings, including with his ensemble Six Seasons Orchestra.
Uni-Melbourne Big Band & Super Sax Concert
June 1, 2023 – Kenneth Myer Auditorium
The University of Melbourne Big Band, conducted by Mat Jodrell, will be performing compositions and arrangements spanning the history of the Big Band catalogue, including composers such as Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter all the way to Kenny Wheeler, Toshiko Akiyoshi & Kurt Rosenwinkel. Comprising students from various streams of the University of Melbourne ecosystem, this elite group contains some of the most talented musicians in Australia, promoting a culture of sight-reading modern and newly composed works – this concert will also include a world premiere of my piece Abacus.
2021 – current
Resonant Fields is a Perth-based new-music initiative premised upon performing improvisatory art and creating opportunities to connect young & emerging artists with the wider experimental community. The Resonant Fields Ensemble comprises over 20 artists of diverse instrumentation/practices. The group creates vibrant soundworlds through cohesive, collaborative improvisation.
Created in 2021 by Moses Kington-Walberg and Victor Arul, Resonant Fields has performed with the Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Night’s Festival, WA KickstART Festival, Hidden Treasures Festival, Goolugatup Sounds, UWA Music Student Society Concert Series, Perth FLOCK Festival, and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Resonant Fields also operates in an educational capacity in partnership with the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music.
Role: Director, musician (trombone), dancer
Supported by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights Festival and RTRFM, NOISEROOM was a culmination of improvised sound, dance and live visuals by 11 artists over 3 months. The performance season took place in Feburary/March of 2023, at the Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street Mall, Perth.
DREW PETTIFER | FORGET ME NOT: A QUEER END TO THE BUSHRANGERS
3 FEBRUARY – 11 MARCH 2023 – Sarah Scouts Presents Gallery
Drew Pettifer Forget Me Not: A queer end to the bushrangers is an exhibition of new work that unpacks the under-represented queer history of the bushranger Captain Moonlite and his lover James Nesbitt. Pettifer uses neon, sculpture, installation, photography, video and sound (composed by Moses Kington-Walberg) to trace Moonlite’s relationship with James Nesbitt.
UWA Marketing Music
A Commission to assist in the development of UWA’s current promotional music with Panda Candy Studio‘s and Birds of Tokyo’s Ian Berney & Glenn Sarangapany.
WASO Composition Project
2021 & 2022
WASO’s Composition Project offers young and emerging West Australian composers the opportunity to develop their skills in a professional environment. Through a series of individual lessons, workshops and rehearsals, participants compose new work chamber ensemble, performed by WASO musicians in front of a live audience at Perth Concert Hall.
DANCE FILM SOUND LAB
In a collaboration between Strut Dance and Tura New Music, 10 selected artists work with Deborah May and Adelina Larsson Mendoza through an immersive film, sound, and choreography workshop. Together, the artists collaboratively devised, made and complete a series of short films.
UWA Music Student Society
Role: Concert Coordinator, committee member
A concert management position with the University of WA’s Conservatorium of Music. The job involved organising and assisting in the running of various performances and student events.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Student Advisory Committee
Role: committee member
The LWAG Student Advisory Committee is a leadership position for UWA students, tasked with advising LWAG staff on its student engagement. Committee members gain intimate knowledge about the running of a gallery and work collaboratively with gallery staff to develop new initiatives and public programs aimed at making the Gallery a welcoming, dynamic and integral space for students.